Augmented Reality for the Enterprise

This presentation is about how Augmented Reality is enabling Enterprises to connect the digital and physical world in order to deliver innovative consumer experience. In the past, IT technologies have primarily focused on driving efficiency gains in product development and services for enterprises. Today, digital technologies such as Internet of Things and Augmented Reality are not just revolutionizing every business, but also every aspect of businesses.

There is a lot of buzz on the visible disruptions being brought about by IoT and Augmented Reality in diverse industries. Surprisingly, there is limited awareness on how Augmented Reality coupled with IoT, are fundamentally changing the way enterprises operate and how the products are being created, operated & serviced. Enterprises need both, IoT and Augmented Reality, to be able fully realize the potential of disruptive innovation and compete in marketplace. This presentation will be about the new opportunities developers and IT leaders should think about in the digital era.


Kishor-Himane-75Kishor Himane is Director at PTC Software India Pvt. ltd. (PTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of PTC Inc. Kishor heads the Development Center for PTC Global Services enablement functions and is also jointly responsible for Development Programs on Technology Platform (IoT, Data Analytics, Digital Twin) for PTC Global Services…

Real-world IoT for enterprises

There is a lot of excitement about IoT these days. With IoT topping the list of interests from business stakeholders, analysts as well as various vendors, the buzz around it is only set to increase. The use of IoT essentially needs to enable service excellence by differentiation through customer experience. However, in reality, there are still a lot of gaps in understanding when it comes to an enterprise trying to put IoT in practice. One has to think through multiple considerations, both technology and operational, to make usage of IoT a reality in their business.

This session is aimed at discussing the real world problems that enterprises face when it comes to implementing IoT, the technical considerations that ought to be resolved and the end-end architecture of IoT solution to provide business value to customers. This session would discuss the problems such as – How do I collect data from intelligent devices? How do I analyze IoT Data? How do I integrate IoT data & events with enterprise infrastructure? I would like to discuss these questions in the context of two specific use cases – Asset Tracking and Remote Monitoring. This session would also elaborate on the practical considerations such as adopting a phased approach for real world IoT deployments etc.


Abhimanyu-Prabhavalkar-75Abhimanyu Prabhavalkar is Vice President of Oracle’s Platform As A Service (PaaS) Research and Development organization and is currently developing Oracle’s IoT Cloud Service and analytics platform. He has 20+ years of software product development & global management experience…

Building Secure Connected Devices

Currently a search for Security and IoT, throws up a number of ‘fear-mongering’ articles about how bad things can happen, and then there are many that advertise the use of a certain product for addressing security. But very few attempt to explain the security context, at the IoT device level. As hobbyists or budding IoT developers, people are quite confused as to how this applies to their project. So this talk is an attempt to break-down the problem and understand the most common security issues that could surface and the typical solutions for the same. The talk will look at the security problems and their solutions in three contexts: a) remote access of connected devices b) local network access and c) physical access.


Kedar-Sovani-75Kedar Sovani has 14 years of experience in Linux kernel, Systems software and IoT. He  was the former maintainer of Fedora-ARM project. ….

IoT Testing and Quality Assurance

In today’s interconnected world, which is no longer limited to hi-tech gadgets or computers, smartphones and tablets etc., now the scope is getting extended to even the most ordinary yet smart devices you use in your everyday life. Advanced sensors have made it possible today for any\ every device to become part of the network of physical objects called the Internet of Things. This is the Internet of Things (IoT). Its billions of devices and a trillion connected sensors promise users better experiences with their products because the IoT can supply the data to quickly resolve unforeseen problems.

Testing the Internet of things, thus, refers to the validation process of various aspects related to internet connectivity and hence comes the challenge of maintaining quality. With IoT seeing a massive growth spurt (Gartner predicts that by 2020, the world will have 26 billion devices or more), testing has to expand its horizons to take into account the various ways we are using this technology. And because software drives everything, and software quality is key.
This paper talks about following structured approach to meet quality in IoT applications.

  1. Identify different areas of IoT testing from software QA perspective
  2. Define complexity in ensuring quality of software’s supporting IoT
  3. Define software QA’s Role and scope
  4. Identify essential testing types for IoT Testing
  5. Embrace shift in paradigm from traditional testing to more user centric testing
  6. Distinguish software and hardware testing use cases
  7. Look forward for any opportunity for any tool support and automation techniques

Due to the heterogeneous nature of IoT Services, Solid strategic test planning is required to cover the depth and breadth of IoT testing. Solid strategic test planning is required to cover the depth and breadth of IoT testing. This presentation captures the aspects of IoT that are relevant to software QA organizations. Further, it elaborates the shift in testing approach required in QA in order to meet the customer needs to be successful.

Key Take away:

  1. Understand high level overview of IoT testing
  2. Know the different aspects of IoT testing
  3. Role of software QA in IoT testing
  4. Find the challenges with IoT testing
  5. Tailoring testing approach to support IoT

Girish-Kolapkar-75Girish Kolapkar is Software Specialist-Test Automation at SAS Research and Development (India) with special interests in Agile methodologies and continuous integration, adoption of automaton throughout the delivery lifecycle. Girish has 10+ years of experience in test automation…